Why Save Files to Cloud Storage?

With the rapid development of big data today, it is not surprising that cloud drives are used as file storage tools.

As individual users of cloud drives, cloud drives can provide them with more space to store corresponding file data. These users will choose to upload important files, pictures and other data on their mobile phones or computers to the cloud drives, which can greatly free up the memory of mobile phones and computers to run applications on mobile phones and computers better.

As enterprise users of cloud drives, cloud drives can provide data transfer and backup for them. Companies will backup server data to cloud drives, so in the event of malicious data tampering and data loss, companies can retrieve the backup data from the cloud drives, which can greatly reduce the company's losses. Through this operation, the loss of the enterprise can be greatly reduced.

Which is Best: Dropbox VS OneDrive

Nowadays, with the increasing demand for cloud drives as storage tools, the two products, Dropbox and OneDrive, have been favored by many users due to their advanced product design and excellent user experience. However, as a cloud storage system with excellent features, like Dropbox or OneDrive, its storage cost and security will greatly affect the user's choice.

OneDrive VS Dropbox
OneDrive VS Dropbox

So, next, you will know about the strengths and weaknesses of the two products from the two parts of storage cost and security, so that you can weigh the pros and cons to make the best choice!

♦ Dropbox VS OneDrive: Storage Cost

For personal: Dropbox gives 2GB free. OneDrive gives 5GB free. Dropbox gives 2TB for $16.58/month. OneDrive gives 6TB for $9.99/month. For business: Dropbox gives unlimited storage for $20/user/month. OneDrive for business gives unlimited storage for $10/user/month.

In addition, with the addition of OneDrive to the Office 365 subscription to provide 1TB of storage space, OneDrive may represent better value.

♦ Dropbox VS OneDrive: Security

Since our files are uploaded to a third-party data manage center, security is a major issue. After all, once files leave the local system and are uploaded over the Internet, we can no longer control how they are stored, used, or managed. Therefore, when choosing a cloud storage service, security is usually one of the crucial factors that need to be checked.

Cloud Security
Cloud Security

Although both OneDrive and Dropbox use Advanced Encryption Standard for files stored on their systems, OneDrive and Dropbox have different results in security guarantee executing. Dropbox has had a hacker attack in 2012. So far, there have been no reports of attacking from Microsoft OneDrive.

And, other differences of security between the two are existed. Dropbox uses a password to manage all data in an account, while OneDrive not only provides support for the encryption of the entire account, but also provides password management for each file, making it more difficult for any potential attacker to unlock all data.

Besides, these two services also provide two-factor authentication. This creates another layer of security for your accounts and files. After enabling this feature, it will be more difficult for an attacker to gain access to your account.

Considering both storage cost and data security, many people may choose OneDrive as your file and data storage tool. If you are a Dropbox user, you may now want to move files from Dropbox to OneDrive. After all, OneDrive is better than Dropbox on the storage cost and security parts.

How to Transfer Dropbox to OneDrive?

Now, migrating files from Dropbox to OneDrive may be a problem need to be solved. How to transfer files and data from Dropbox to OneDrive? Please read the following part.

Traditional Way: Download and Upload

The most traditional way may be to download files on a certain cloud to a local device, and then upload them to another corresponding cloud.

Step 1: Visit the Dropbox homepage and log in to your Dropbox account.
Step 2: In the main interface of Dropbox, select the file or folder to be transferred, then right-click the file or folders, and then click the "Download" button.

Download Files from Dropbox
Download Files from Dropbox

Step 3: Log in to the OneDrive account, then click the "Upload" button at the top of the interface, and select the "File" or "Folder" option in the drop-down window to upload the data just downloaded to the computer.

Upload Files to OneDrive
Upload Files to OneDrive

During this operation, users may lose important data due to their own mistakes, and in the process of uploading and downloading, users will invisibly consume a lot of time and energy. If you are a business user, this way will greatly reduce work efficiency and increase time costs.

Advanced Way: Transfer Dropbox to OneDrive with MultCloud

MultCloud, as a free multiple cloud storage manager, supports online cloud to cloud transfer, sync, and backup without downloading and uploading among a variety of cloud drives, such as OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, G Suite, MEGA, Amazon S3, Box and so on. You can easily transfer your files and data between clouds with MultCloud through only three steps, and there will be no data loss and no complex steps during the file transfer operation. Then, the following steps will guide you to perform file transfer easily.

Step 1. Sign Up. Enter MultCloud homepage: https://www.multcloud.com and sign up an account with your email or just create a temporary account by clicking on “Try without signing up”.

Sign Up
Sign Up

Step 2. Add Dropbox and OneDrive to MultCloud. Log in MultCloud with your email and password, hit the “Add Cloud” button to select Dropbox to add; add OneDrive in the same way and go to the next step.

Add Dropbox and OneDrive
Add Dropbox and OneDrive

Note: If you want to add your other clouds for file transfer, you can perform the "Add Cloud" operation to add the corresponding clouds.

Step 3. Transfer Dropbox to OneDrive. Click “Cloud Transfer” to select Dropbox to choose the directory file you want to transfer and select OneDrive to choose the target directory. Then, hit “Transfer Now” to complete the file transfer.

Transfer Dropbox to OneDrive
Transfer Dropbox to OneDrive


  • If you want to automatically transfer files from Dropbox and OneDrive on a regular basis, you can enable "Schedule" and MultCloud can run your tasks as scheduled.
  • If the files you transfer is very large and the task running takes a lot of time, you can close the web page even close your PC when the task starts because MultCloud supports offline file transfer.


In short, both Dropbox and OneDrive are cloud services that provide file storage and backup, and each has its own advantages and disadvantages. However, considering the storage cost and security mentioned above, you may choose to move files from Dropbox to OneDrive. If you have amassed a large number of files in your Dropbox account over the years and you need to transfer Dropbox to OneDrive, in order to save your time and energy, MultCloud will be your great choice!

From the interface of MultCloud, you can know that it also provides cloud to cloud sync. If you want to perform data backup for your photos stored in Google Photos in case the file is lost and difficult to retrieve, you can sync Google Photos to Dropbox with MultCloud, this is also a good choice for you!

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